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Sixpenny Brewery

Open Now: 11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Open today: 11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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A HIDDEN GEM

The most popular pub for miles around, if you can find it. In actual fact it’s not really a pub... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MarkHardaker
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Verwood, United Kingdom
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Amazing beer, accessible bar - what’s not to like?

Visited on a Friday autumn afternoon. We’ve been wanting to try this place for ages. Make sure... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Roll_and_stroll
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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A family owned craft brewery, based in Cranborne in North Dorset. Draught and bottled ales available throughout Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire, and from our friendly in-house bar and shop, The Sixpenny Tap. Winner of Best Drinks Producer 2014 and...more
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Holwell Farm Holwell, Holwell BH21 5QP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most popular pub for miles around, if you can find it. In actual fact it’s not really a pub, it’s the Sixpenny Brewery’s tap and a great place to sample all the Sixpenny beers, served to perfection by friendly staff and surrounded by an...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Friday autumn afternoon. We’ve been wanting to try this place for ages. Make sure you plug the coordinates into your sat nav first, as there is no signal as you get near Cranbourne. We kind of stumbled upon it in the end,...More

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MrDew1, General Manager at Sixpenny Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

What a kind and wonderfully detailed review. We really appreciate you taking the time to pick out so many great points about our little brewery. We do try our best to make the place accessible for all, regardless of age, gender or ability and we...More

Reviewed September 23, 2018

A cosy Tap Room and a spacious outside area, good beer and a friendly welcome. Usually something going on, whether just a visit from the chip van or a special event. Worth keeping tabs on what they're up to. Plentiful free parking. A firm favourite...More

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MrDew1, General Manager at Sixpenny Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Lovely and very kind review Malcolm - thank you! We try and keep things interesting and change what we are doing when we have time to plan events. Keep your eyes on our Facebook page for updates and upcoming events. Our local Morris Men are...More

Reviewed September 3, 2018

We were staying in Wimborne Minster and had a trip to the Brewery to buy some bottles of beer to bring home and sample a pint while we were there. I had purchased my bottles and was sampling a pint when the Barman mentioned that...More

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MrDew1, General Manager at Sixpenny Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Thanks for taking time to visit us and for leaving such a generous review! We are really pleased to have Tony and his Frying Machine stop by us every other Monday and glad that you enjoyed the fish&chips as much as we do each time...More

Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

It takes a little finding hidden in the Dorset countryside, but this bar at the brewery is an absolute gem. No food, except crisps and pickle eggs, the brewery bar has unusual hours so check its website or Facebook page. An added bonus is there...More

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MrDew1, General Manager at Sixpenny Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Hi incentiveTravelman Thank you for your kind review - we are glad that you found us and that you took the time to spread the word of the worst kept secret in Dorset! If you ever fancied some proper grub to go with your pint,...More

Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Really great staff that are friendly and accommodating. The staff accompany the brilliant drink well for a welcoming atmosphere that will be enjoyed by all. It really is a good time for all and as a family we loved it. I can not recommend this...More

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MrDew1, General Manager at Sixpenny Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Hi Lee Thank you for your rave review and your kind words about the Sixpenny Family. We work hard to make the old place as inviting and family friendly as possible so we are really pleased to hear that it feels that way to our...More

Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Took my husband as a birthday present. Lyall was extremely knowledgable and friendly and made the trip interesting and enjoyable. He was extremely accommodating and to top it off the beer was excellent. The surrounding scenery was beautiful and the bar itself quaint and full...More

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MrDew1, General Manager at Sixpenny Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2018

Hi Lauren Thank you for taking time to review us and for leaving such a shining review. It was great to meet you both (and the littleun) and show you around the brewery. We would love to have you back again next time you are...More

Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

A lovely find. Great Dorset beer, served in a smart and friendly tap room setting. It's a shame I don't live nearer but highly recommended to anyone who likes good cask ale.More

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MrDew1, General Manager at Sixpenny Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

Hi viewforu Thank you so much for your review. We have worked hard to make the Tap an inviting and warm place to enjoy the beer and good company - I'm really glad you got to experience this while you were here. Do come by...More

Reviewed May 30, 2018

The courtyard is an idylic place to enjoy my favourite beer. The atmosphere at the brewery is very nice - perfect for an evening with friends.More

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MrDew1, General Manager at Sixpenny Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

Thanks for your review Martin. We are so fortunate to have such an amazing place to enjoy a good pint of beer, even if it does get a bit busy at times! Come and spend an afternoon in our courtyard next time the sun is...More

Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Lovely little bar with a great courtyard seating area. Plenty of parking too. I'm looking forward to sampling a pizza on a Fri eveningMore

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MrDew1, General Manager at Sixpenny Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

So glad you liked it here! The courtyard is a real sun trap on a summers day - the pizzas from Orchard Bay are something special, but you'll want to get here early if you want to guarantee one! We look forward to seeing you...More

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